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sábado, agosto 06, 2005

Blended Learning Classroom in San Juan 



Success. Our panel on Gaining a Voice was well received.

I like Renata’s description of it:

"This is a structured presentation talking about the four aspects of the Blended Classroom, discussing Online Tools, Participants, Social Presence and Interaction, with a focus on suggesting how to invest the new (and possibly faddish technology) with a human element (interaction/social presence) and a structure (Blended Classroom) while lowering hurdles to change and professional development in this new field by offering exploration of online elements in a safe but global context."


People came to me at the lobby to report that they’ve registered at Learning Times and in the case of a fellow from El Salvador, he is ready to collaborate advancing the access to open source technology. People there are ready to meet and experience interaction on line. You can watch the webcast here

Thanks everyone!

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jueves, agosto 04, 2005

Live from the International Conference 

Yes, it is happening.... a gathering in San Juan Puerto Rico of Distace Learning Educators from LatinAmerica. No, we cannot take for granted access to the internet so I\ve spent the morning moving the presentation to a laboratory where the internet access is more reliable. Installed Illuminate in about 18 computers... delighted to leave that capacity in the lab.... but of course, missed the pleanary meeting. There was a heated discussion about the virtues and barriers of both the face to face and the virtual education. Issues of the development of social skills in children seem most prevalent.

Now a colleage from Illinois is reviewing collaborative learning.... using blogs and wikis in addition to the learning environment....

YEAP...

more to come xxx

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